Identity theft in bankruptcy proceedings is a problem that can have devastating consequences on unsuspecting consumers. When a consumer files for bankruptcy, the automatic stay typically halts any further collection efforts against the debtor and the debtor’s property. However, that same automatic stay can be utilized by others as part of a fraudulent scheme. When an identity thief files a bankruptcy petition in someone else’s name, the innocent consumer is often unaware that a bankruptcy has been filed. Once discovered, the scheme may be long over, but the bankruptcy filing remains on the victim’s record, damaging the victim’s credit for years.
In the CLE-accredited webinar “Debtors-in-Pretension: Identity Theft in Bankruptcy Proceedings,” Maggie Bordeaux, Supervising Senior Staff Attorney of Consumer Law at Public Counsel and SulmeyerKupetz attorney Steven F. Werth will discuss:
- How does someone know if they have been a victim of identity theft in a bankruptcy proceeding and what can they do about it?
- How to evaluate a client’s case in a fraudulent bankruptcy filing.
- What pleadings to file to expunge a fraudulent bankruptcy filing.
“Debtors-in-Pretension: Identity Theft in Bankruptcy Proceedings” will be held on Tuesday, November 13 at 11:00 a.m. Register now. https://bit.ly/2q4q6Fz